How Can I Prevent My AC From Breaking Down during the Summer?

How Can I Prevent My AC From Breaking Down during the Summer?

Get the help you need for general service questions about air conditioning.

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There’s no such thing as dumb general service questions. Many people are not sure who to ask when it comes to air conditioning, especially when it comes to prevention instead of service. But these types of general service questions are common and most HVAC techs are happy to answer. Here’s what they’ll tell you about how to prevent your AC from breaking down during the summer:

Change Your Air Filter

This seems so simple, but it’s one of the easiest ways to take care of your AC. Changing the filter helps keep the airflow unrestricted, causing less wear and tear on your system. The harder it has to work to push air through, the more likely it is to overwork and end up in a breakdown.

Make the Work Easy

Taking simple steps to allow your AC to work less can help prevent overheating and malfunctions within the motor of the unit. Program your thermostat so your house can be warmer when you’re away. Close the blinds during the day to help keep the heat out. Don’t make huge temperature adjustments one-way or the other. All of these things will make it easier for your air conditioner to function more effectively and reduce the chance of issues.

Don’t Forget the Tune-up

You tune up your car, don’t forget to tune up your AC. Regular maintenance, especially before summer, can not only help keep your air conditioner running at its peak, but it can catch small issues before they become big problems. It’s one of the best ways to prevent costly repairs during the heat of summer.

One of the most common questions asked of HVAC technicians is how to avoid needing repair, and we are here to help you with the right maintenance plan to keep your system running smoothly year-round. For other tips on preventing AC breakdowns and for answers to your other general service questions, contact our team at McCall’s Supply.